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Program Manager

The City of Yellowknife
January 5, 2022
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  • The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $113,264 - $141,579


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application.  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated community-minded individual to assume the position of Program Manager with the Community Services Department.


We are currently seeking a professional, creative, highly skilled and experienced individual to assume the challenging and rewarding position of Program Manager.  The primary responsibilities include the administration, implementation and operation of all recreational programs, special events (excluding the Yellowknife Public Library), homelessness initiatives, policy development, facility booking, grant process and operation of the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool.


Candidates must have a university degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of five (5) years of management experience, preferably in a municipal setting.   Also required is a comprehensive knowledge of and experience in a variety of recreation activities and programs, facility allocation, online recreation and facility booking programs, staging special events and in the management and operation of swimming pools.  Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, administration, and problem-solving skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task on a range of complex initiatives. In addition, some knowledge of homelessness issues in the NWT is also required. The job responsibilities also require the incumbent to exercise sound judgement and tact at all times, and to be both a strong team player and a leader who can work with minimal supervision.

The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary range of $113,264 to $141,579 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance, a defined benefit pension plan and relocation assistance. For further information or clarification of the job description, please contact Human Resources at:

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than Monday, January 24, 2022.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.


Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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